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attention spans, plural;
  1. The length of time for which a person is able to concentrate mentally on a particular activity

  1. (attention span) the length of time you can concentrate on some idea or activity
  2. (Attention span) Attention span is the amount of time that a person can concentrate on a task without becoming distracted. Most educators and psychologists agree that the ability to focus one's attention on a task is crucial for the achievement of one's goals.
  3. (Attention Span) n. The length of time for which a person is able to maintain concentration. In most nations, a long attention span is valued as enabling understanding of well-developped, coherent, and complete arguments; in America,
  4. (Attention span) Period of attention or concentration given by an individual to a particular task or situation.  Normally increases with age.
  5. (Attention span) The ability to stay on task for an extended period of time.